| Instructor's name: Mimi Kuo-Deemer |
Type of Workout: Qigong
Fitness Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Equipment Needed: None
Total Running Time: 138 Minutes
Release Date: 2017
Region: 0 (Worldwide)
Qigong Basics: Five Element Practices for Health and Wellbeing
Play All - 78 Minutes
Introduction - 1 Minute
Warm up For the Meridians - 20 Minutes
Five Element Forms - 33 Minutes
Organ Mudra Meditation - 23 Minutes
Qigong (chi kung) is an energy and intention-based practice that works with the principles of xing ming shuang xiu, meaning ‘the body and spirt are equally cultivated and refined’. Qi means ‘life force’ and gong means ‘to cultivate or build’. Thus qigong is the cultivation of life energy. While sometimes our qi can be healthy, balanced and flowing, when we are stressed, tense, or unwell, it can become stuck, stagnant, deficient or excessive. Regular practice of the sequences in this element-based qigong series can help maintain or rebalance the flow of energy in your body, supporting its innate ability to abide in a more balanced, healthy, natural state.
Qigong Flow: The Eighteen Forms and Eight Brocades for Organ and Meridian Health
Play All - 69 Minutes
Introduction - 1 Minutes
Eight Brocades - 31 Minutes
Eighteen Forms - 37 Minutes
In this qigong video, Mimi presents two well-known and accessible forms of qigong practice: the Eight Brocades (Ba Duan Jin), and the Eighteen Forms (Shibashi). Both sequences are excellent routines for beginner and advanced students of qigong. They work with qualities of meditative awareness while building strength and flexibility. They also are designed to promote health and balance in the body’s organ and meridian systems.
Eight Brocades: This section includes the Eight Brocades practices that works specifically to increase health and vitality in the organs, meridians and their associated emotional qualities.
Eighteen Forms: Mimi presents these eighteen Forms using fluid, unbroken movements and visualizations that help us connect more intimately to the elements of the natural world and its harmonious state of balance.